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News from the Honda LA Marathon

News from the Honda LA Marathon

News from the Honda LA Marathon

Greetings!

The 2011 Honda LA Marathon Presented by K-Swiss Just Got A Lot Better

We heard your suggestions and we took action! The 2011 Honda LA Marathon will top
the 2010 race with new and improved race logistics. Read on to find out the details.

1) Course Changes

The spectacular 26.2-mile Stadium to the Sea course has been enhanced for 2011 to
add new landmarks in the Chinatown and Little Tokyo districts. These additions
were made possible by a simple change at the starting line: In 2010, runners looped
around Dodger Stadium before heading out to city streets. But we listened to you
and cut the loop. A direct route out of the stadium will greatly reduce the pre-race
and starting-line congestion felt by runners in 2010. To view the updated 2011 course

2) New Expo and Finish Line Festival Layouts

We’ve tripled the size of the Expo from last year’s plan. This expanded pre-race
Expo will allow runners to move with ease through the exciting lineup of vendors
all the way to packet pick-up.

We’ve also moved the Family Reunion and Finish Line Festival to a parking lot
across from the Santa Monica Pier. No more walking down to the Pier parking
lot for your post-race party. Instead, the Civic Center North parking lot will
be host to this year’s festivities with plenty of room to accommodate all runners
and their friends and family.

3) Dodger Stadium Parking and Traffic Flow

Participants may elect to be dropped off at Dodger Stadium on race day or park
and leave their cars there all day, free of charge. However, there WILL NOT
be any shuttles returning to the Stadium after the race.

Public vehicle access to Dodger Stadium will only be available through the GOLDEN
STATE GATE (accessed from the 5 freeway) for participant drop off or parking.
After entering the Golden State Gate you will be directed to assigned parking
lots for drop offs or all day parking.

PLEASE NOTE: the Downtown Gate (110 freeway) and The Sunset Gate (Sunset Blvd
and Elysian Park Dr) will NOT be open to the public due to shuttle access and road
closures.

4) New Shuttle Options and Post-Race Runner Pick-Up

Complimentary Pre-Race Shuttle Options:

1)Union Station Pre-Race Shuttles

2)Santa Monica Pre-Race Shuttles

3)Downtown Hotel Registrants Pre-Race Shuttles

for all the details on pre-race shuttle options or if you’d like to make any changes
to your scheduled shuttle time or to reserve a spot on the Union Station shuttles,

Post-Race Runner Pick-Up Area:

as the post-race pick up zone. Friends and family can pick up their runners on
Ocean Avenue between Pico Blvd. and Moomat Ahiko.

We appreciate all your comments from 2010 as they helped us redesign some key elements
of our race to greatly improve your overall runner experience. We look forward
to seeing you on the start line!
SEE IF YOU’RE REGISTERED FOR THE 2011 RACE

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Hard Rock Cafe Hosts Carbo-Load Dinner

Make plans now to join us at another great landmark along the Stadium to the Sea
course, the Hard Rock Cafe on Hollywood Blvd. This year, Hard Rock Cafe will be
host to the ever popular marathoner’s carbo-load dinner. In addition to their fun,
rock ‘n’ roll atmosphere, they have a variety of menu items to choose from that
will satisfy any marathoner’s palette. Guest speakers, elite marathoner, Josh Cox
and World Champion Ironman, Mirinda Carfrae, will get everyone excited about the
marathon that lies ahead. Do not miss this opportunity to meet fellow runners,
enjoy a great meal and get inspired by two exceptional athletes.

WHO: Guest speakers Josh Cox and Mirinda Carfrae

WHEN: Saturday, March 19th from 5:00-7:00pm

reserve your spot at the Carbo-Load dinner for only $35. Limited seating is

LOCATION: Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood

6801 Hollywood Blvd #105

Hollywood, CA 90028

MENU: Choose one of six delicious entrees: Twisted Mac Chicken & Cheese, Veggie
Mediterranean Linguine, California Burger, Veggie Burger, Chicken Caesar Salad,
or California Chicken Club Sandwich. Plus salad, dessert, and drink are all included.

Come join the Honda LA Marathon and Big 5 Sporting Goods for the 2011 LA Big 5K.
This year’s LA Big 5K will take place on Saturday morning, March 19th at Dodger
Stadium. As the official warm-up race for the Honda LA Marathon presented by K-Swiss,
you can take part in the festivities while running a 5K that ends in the middle
of our Expo. It’s a great way to plug into the energy of Marathon weekend.

to register for the 5K

Deadline to Book Discounted Hotel Rooms March 4th

If you haven’t already booked your hotel room for race weekend, make note that the
discounted rates will disappear in just over a week on March 4th! We have negotiated
the lowest rates at many hotels in Santa Monica and downtown Los Angeles. If you
stay at an Official Hotel in downtown LA, we will provide free shuttles to the
start and return shuttles back to your hotel from the finish. You must make your
reservation through our online reservation system to receive the discounted rate
and to get your wristband, which will allow you to board the shuttle. Last year
all hotels sold out, so make sure you reserve your room today!

Marathon Minute with Josh Cox

Elite marathoner, Josh Cox shares his three tips to have a great marathon experience
we continue our Marathon Minute series of tips.
here for up-to-the-minute news.
See you on the starting line in 2011!
The Honda LA Marathon Team

Greetings!  

The 2011 Honda LA Marathon Presented by K-Swiss Just Got A Lot Better  

We heard your suggestions and we took action!  The 2011 Honda LA Marathon will top the 2010 race with new and improved race logistics.  Read on to find out the details.
We’ve tripled the size of the Expo from last year’s plan.  This expanded pre-race Expo will allow runners to move with ease through the exciting lineup of vendors all the way to packet pick-up. 
We’ve also moved the Family Reunion and Finish Line Festival to a parking lot across from the Santa Monica Pier.  No more walking down to the Pier parking lot for your post-race party.  Instead, the Civic Center North parking lot will be host to this year’s festivities with plenty of room to accommodate all runners and their friends and family.
3) Dodger Stadium Parking and Traffic Flow 
Participants may elect to be dropped off at Dodger Stadium on race day or park and leave their cars there all day, free of charge. However, there WILL NOT be any shuttles returning to the Stadium after the race.
Public vehicle access to Dodger Stadium will only be available through the GOLDEN STATE GATE (accessed from the 5 freeway) for participant drop off or parking.  After entering the Golden State Gate you will be directed to assigned parking lots for drop offs or all day parking.  
View Dodger Stadium Race Day Parking Map 
PLEASE NOTE: the Downtown Gate (110 freeway) and The Sunset Gate (Sunset Blvd and Elysian Park Dr) will NOT be open to the public due to shuttle access and road closures.  
Post-Race Runner Pick-Up Area:  
The City of Santa Monica has designated 1701 Ocean Avenue as the post-race pick up zone.  Friends and family can pick up their runners on Ocean Avenue between Pico Blvd. and Moomat Ahiko. 

We appreciate all your comments from 2010 as they helped us redesign some key elements of our race to greatly improve your overall runner experience.  We look forward to seeing you on the start line! 

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Make plans now to join us at another great landmark along the Stadium to the Sea course, the Hard Rock Cafe on Hollywood Blvd.  This year, Hard Rock Cafe will be host to the ever popular marathoner’s carbo-load dinner.  In addition to their fun, rock ‘n’ roll atmosphere, they have a variety of menu items to choose from that will satisfy any marathoner’s palette.  Guest speakers, elite marathoner, Josh Cox and World Champion Ironman, Mirinda Carfrae, will get everyone excited about the marathon that lies ahead.  Do not miss this opportunity to meet fellow runners, enjoy a great meal and get inspired by two exceptional athletes. 
WHEN: Saturday, March 19th from 5:00-7:00pm  
LOCATION:  Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood
Hollywood, CA  90028 
Directions and Parking
MENU: Choose one of six delicious entrees: Twisted Mac Chicken & Cheese, Veggie Mediterranean Linguine, California Burger, Veggie Burger, Chicken Caesar Salad, or California Chicken Club Sandwich.  Plus salad, dessert, and drink are all included. 

Come join the Honda LA Marathon and Big 5 Sporting Goods for the 2011 LA Big 5K.  This year’s LA Big 5K will take place on Saturday morning, March 19th at Dodger Stadium. As the official warm-up race for the Honda LA Marathon presented by K-Swiss, you can take part in the festivities while running a 5K that ends in the middle of our Expo. It’s a great way to plug into the energy of Marathon weekend.  

Deadline to Book Discounted Hotel Rooms March 4th 
    
If you haven’t already booked your hotel room for race weekend, make note that the discounted rates will disappear in just over a week on March 4th!  We have negotiated the lowest rates at many hotels in Santa Monica and downtown Los Angeles.  If you stay at an Official Hotel in downtown LA, we will provide free shuttles to the start and return shuttles back to your hotel from the finish.  You must make your reservation through our online reservation system to receive the discounted rate and to get your wristband, which will allow you to board the shuttle.  Last year all hotels sold out, so make sure you reserve your room today!  
Elite marathoner, Josh Cox  shares his three tips to have a great marathon experience and how to finish strong.  Watch here as we continue our Marathon Minute series of tips.
See you on the starting line in 2011!The Honda LA Marathon Team  

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